Summary: Bought this camera as a replacement for the very good sony a850 slr,and have not looked back.This camera lives up to the hype in every way.The LCD viewfinder and review panel is so good as to be beyond the scope of anything words can define.In live review mode when you look into the viewfinder,the back panel shuts off.When you look at the back panel,the viewfinder shuts off,soo intelligent!
Summary: I have shot Sony for about 6 years now and have always like the color and detail the produce, I was a bit skeptical of the SLT design and EVF but after using this camera I was pleasantly surprised, very bright great detail 100 % coverage through the EVF and all of the information on camera settings.. Nice, is it perfect "no" there are some areas that can be improved in low light the EVF can get dark and grainy, not unusable !!
Summary: Where does one start? There are so many good points about this camera - too many to seem true. I'm not a Pro, but it has so many features that a Hobbyist like me would probably need some months to get a handle on everything. One particular thing I love is that you can crop pictures and still maintain awesome resolution and colour. I've taken an array of pics: landscapes, close-ups, low-light interior without flash, gardens etc. Wow!
Summary: I've certainly read all of the reviews that were out about the new Sony A77 camera. I have had it for a short time. Still learning about all that it is capable of doing. Some of the features help to make the photos interesting. I have not formed an opinion on recommending it just yet to anyone. I need to spend more time mastering it.
Summary: Sony Cameras I have 4 DSLR'S just bought the Sony A77 very easy to find my way around the operation of unit.So far ever photo taken with the Sony A77 is a keeper. I first test all my cameras in low light conditions because I love using natural light for most of my photo's when I can. Natural light is the best light. It is a great semi pro camera..I bought a Zeiss 16-80mm lens with mine I didn't want to wait for the kit.It works great.
Summary: I have been a photo hobbyist since 1954. I began using digital cameras in 1999. After more than ten years of Olympus use, I made my first Sony camera purchase in June 2010, an alpha 380, after months of diligent comparisons of features and prices among all the various manufacturers of digital SLRs. The alpha 380 came out the hands-down winner. Then, the SLTs came out. Owning my 380 for only five months, in November 2010, I purchased the alpha SLT 55.
Summary: I REALLY FEEL LUCK TO BE ABLE TO GET MY A77. IF YOU CAN SET A DIGITAL WATCH YOU CAN SET THIS CAMERA UP WITH VERY LITTLE PROBLEMS. THE OWNERS MANUAL IS VERY GOOD IN POINTING OUT HOW TO SET THE REST OF THE CONTROLS THAT YOU WILL NEED. DON'T WORRY THE TOLL FREE NUMBER AT SONY WILL HELP YOU WITH ANY PROBLEM. I DON'T THINK YOU WILL NEED THEM MUCH AT ALL. OH YES I AM USING A PANASONIC GOLD 16 GB CLASS1 CARD , WRIGHT SPEED AT 90.
Summary: I really like this camera. It feels great and takes awesome pictures. When you start getting into the higher ISOs the images can become a bit noisy. Sony has compensated for this by implementing a noise reduction option for JPEG's but if you shoot RAW you will need to do noise reduction in post processing. The lens that came with my camera had problems closing to the appropriate aperture. I have talked to several A77 owners and this seems to be common problem.
Summary: I returned this camera to Amazon because the online reviews are correct - this camera has a disability with low light photography. Every picture indoors higher than ISO 800 needs a flash. Noise was apparent even in ISO 800 photos. I take a lot of family photos indoors, so this was a deal breaker for me. That being said, outdoor photos and flash photos are excellent. Even so, I was looking for the complete package at this price.
Summary: I have shot with an a700 for almost 5 years and was very skeptical when the a77 was announced in August as itâ€™s replacement. My skepticism was based on 3 things: 1) the image quality of 24mps on a â€œCâ€� sensor (lots of mps on a small sensor); 2) the quality of the OLED viewfinder; 3) the buffers ability to keep up with the speed of the camera in RAW and 12fps.